Too Quiet 

I will admit it!

 I’ve been a little to quiet lately.   Due to my husband’s health issues finding time to write about anything has been difficult for me.  I love writing!  

Why am I feeling like a failure right now?  I feel like I am letting my readers down and all the wonderful members and expert authors of the  Power Affilate Club as well.


I  am reminding myself that I need to breathe.

I can only find solutions for the problems that arise which I know how to solve.

I am learning to be quiet in the midst of this storm and listen to my spirit being.

Sometimes finding the right article to right about comes easily.  During the fog a light needs to show the way home.

My promise to YOU 

I will stay strong!

I will still read your blogs and reciprocate. 

I will try to write often as I can.

Thank you for reading.

Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera 

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Four Things I Love 

Let’s face it this world is nuts!

Negativity is all around us in the news.  Finding positive things to keep us saine can be challenging. 

Stay focused on things that make  YOU  happy.

My Husband Dave 

High school sweethearts and still married after thirty five years.  We love our eight grandchildren and when we’re not busy with them were riding our Harley Davidson 1997 Softail.

Chocolate

One word sums it all up!  Who can’t live without it? 

Adventure And Travel

I love getting outside, breathing the fresh mountain air.   Colorado is well known for it’s glorious majestic mountains. 

Pikes Peak is the most visited mountain in North America and the second most visited mountain in the world  behind Japan’s Mount Fuji.  Out of 54 Colorado peaks it’s the 31st highest.  The Cog Railway is the best way to climb up the mountain when you physically don’t climb.  As you’ve along the train track the history of how the cog railway is fascinating to look at and listen to.

Dillon Reservoir is one of the many beautiful reservoirs and lakes Colorado has to offer.  The fishing is incredible.   Dillon Reservoir, also known as Dillon Lake is located just south of Summit County and boarders between Frisco and Dillion, Colorado. 

There are so many outdoor and indoor activities one can do in Colorado.  That’s why I love living here so much.   Not to mention all my grandkids live here too.  

Old Fashioned Way Of Life 

There’s a song by Tim McGraw called Back When.  Describing just the way it was for me growing up as a kid.  “When a coke was a coke, a smoke was a smoke and a crack is what you were doing when you were cracking jokes”.

Oh some of my greatest pleasures were hanging out with my friends,  riding bikes and just being a kid.  Not tied down to responsibilities, having to worry about jobs, paying bills and the rest of the adult complications in life.

Sometimes you need to sit back, look around and breathe.  Keep positive, smile and be happy. 

Gain The Advantage, 

Alicia Osmera 

4 Women Role Models I’ve Patterned My Life After

In today’s world there is so much chaos.  Women marching for what they call “oppressed women” here in the United States and the rest of the world.   From what I have been able to figure out these women who’ve started this march are not at all oppressed!

These  are women who have everything a person could want or need.  Million dollar homes, careers, credit, food, a roof over there heads, the freedom to marry whom they choose, able to obtain a credit card in their own name, buy a car, a home, etc all on their own.

 Oh and let’s not leave out that in the United States of America women could not vote until the 1970’s! VOTING! 

Which brings me to the top five women role models in my life.

5. Betsy Ross

Without Besty Ross and her patriotism for these thirteen colonies of the United States of America would there have been a flag? 

The Flag Of America And Betsy Ross stand for something.   

Betsy Ross herself was a humble seamstress creating a flag for the emerging nation is a treasured national legend.   

She inspires me because of her creativity and perseverance to complete a task inspire of all obstacle.

4. Esther 

Do you know the story of a little Jewish girl who grows up to become Queen of Persia and saves her people?

Esther was born  in 450 BC or there about.  Her journey started as becoming adopted by her cousin Mordichi.   Later she would come before King Ahasueurs of Persia as one of the many virgins of that time period only to be chosen and become the next queen of Persia. 

Her story is one of never ending faith in Jehova.  Her wisdom, patience and humbleness lead her to save thee Jewish people from extinction.

Patience, grace and perseverance was a testament of her life.

3. Katie Couric 

During high school I  wrote for the Aurora Central High School newspaper.  Researching stories, interviewing teachers and past alumni helped me turn writing into passion. Then I saw this strong, passionate outgoing women on the Today show.  Her name was Katie Couric.  At times she was soft spoken and other times her words were stern and harsh for some of those she was interviewing.  I wanted to be just like her.

I may not be a journalists; however  I am a published author of the book Terror In The North Tower.  Katie Couric along with the band Aerosmith and a few others are celebrity mentions.  The main reporter Sharline Pickles was created and fashioned after Katie herself.

Katie Couric always stay honest in your reporting and keep us smiling.

And lastly my number one pick is my mother Reverend Barbara Elizabeth Hickock Agnew. 

Born in Binghamton, New York on November 7, 1929 to Charles and Olga Hickock. She went of to college and received her bacholorets degree in Histology.  Later in Denver, CO she would meet my father Reverend Frank Roland Agnew. 

My mother taught me to always speak mind, poise in a room with grace, pray without ceasing.  She always said to me; ” Alicia no matter what happens in life always remember that Jesus Christ is on the throne and we serve a might God.  Never ever forget that I will always love you and that God will keep watch over you even when I’m gone”.

My mother passed away on June 21, 1993.

There were times when she would call me on the phone just to share a  new scripture she has learned that day.  Sometimes I would get so annoyed that she was calling.  Now I’d give anything just to hear her voice again.

Role Models 

I believe every person should have someone to look up to.  To cherish, love and be crazy with.

Do you have a role model?  Someone you pattern your life after?

Comments are welcome and as always

Gain The Advantage, 

Alicia Osmera 

 
 

What I Learned From Toni Nelson 

Yesterday November 5, 2016 I had the pleasure and opportunity to be interviewed by Toni Nelson.   Build Authority Coach, Writer, Author, Speaker, Award winning Videographer/Photographer.  


After she approached me about being interviewed I had to say yes.  A chance to get one talking about my newly published book, Terror In The North Tower wasn’t going to be turned down.  

I expected Toni to offer insights as to marketing, improvements I could make with my marketing strategy and that she did plus more.

Topics Discussed 

The main reason for writing the book, marketing strategies, self published verses traditional publishing ,  challenges and staying focused.

Toni made me feel at ease.  It was as if  I was sitting in her kitchen having coffee and just chatting away.  Before I knew it thirty minutes has gone by and we were saying our thank you’s and good byes.

What I Will Remember

I will remember most the conversation that took place after the recording. Her insight on how to improve the website for my book  Author Alicia Osmera. 

Oh if you don’t know the book is called Terror In The North Tower.

 
Suggestions for holding book signings, speaking engagements, and sale, sale, SALE!

Using The Interview

I know what your thinking.  Where is the interview and can I hear it?  Soon it will be released in I Tunes and I will let all my readers know just as soon as I have a release date.

I have already started to implement some of the suggestions from Toni and I can’t wait to see how the rest will play out.

As always I welcome your comments.

Gain The Advantage, 

Alicia Osmera 

 


 

 

What Happened To Connecting With Other Bloggers?

The past few weeks I’ve been connecting with other bloggers, commenting on their sites and searching the world wide web for articles that spark my interest. 

Meeting new bloggers has been exciting and challenging. 

Robert Sutherland shares his thoughts on riding motorcycles and writing.  In this article he makes some valid points.  

  • Get started – The hardest part of riding a motorcycle or writing is getting started.
  • Keep moving – The hardest stuff to read is the prose that … just … inches … along … and doesn’t seem … to move … or make any progress … or go anywhere. Lose your balance on a bike and you crash. Lose your balance in your story and you’ll lose your readers.
  • The hardest parts of riding & writing – Think of the word: transitions.
  • All good things must come to an end – As an author, you choose where and when to end your story. Live it up! (We don’t have much control in life. That’s why we write.)
  • Stop 

It’s a great read you should take a trip to his article. 

Find and join other blogging communities. 

I wrote alot about PAC that’s because making the connections has improved my blog style, writing style and not to mention meeting new friends.

Another community I really like is Blogging Syndication Tribe on Facebook.   This community helps home business entrepreneurs with support and communication. 

How will you connect? 

Have you given thought to making connections with other bloggers?

Search the internet, find what interests you and remember in order to be a successful writer/blogger we need fellowship with others like us.

Here’s to connecting with you.

Gain The Advantage, 

Alicia Osmera 

 



Are You Driving Traffic To Your Blog Or Sitting In A Traffic Jam?

I’ve been blogging for over three years now.  It wasn’t until a year ago that I started to become more serious. Getting noticed was hard.  Was it the content in my articles?  Was it the boaring words putting potential new readers to sleep? 

Pinpointing the problems wasn’t easy as a new blogger until I found a group called the Power Affiliate Club Becoming A PAC Expert Author has given me the opportunities to explore more topics, gain a better understanding of using certain techniques to gain more followers.

An article by PAC Founder and Expert Author Lesly Frederic, RN It’s Not Enough To Just Have A Blog brings things into focus for writing your blog.  In it she writes; 

You Already Have An Audience 

Surround yourself with the audience you develop because they like you and LIKE your personality.

I’ve learned alot from Lesly Frederic and the Power Affiliate Club authors and social media communities. Plugging into other blogging communities has changed my perspective on using long tail keywords as explained in this article by Robin Khokhar.  Another blogger who is making a difference. 

Plugging In

Plug yourself into other writing social media groups.  I know I talk alot about PAC, I must because of know one spreads the word how can a community grow. 

Another group is the Blogging Syndication Tribe on Facebook. 

This is a closed group and you must ask to join.  

In closing seek those who want to see you achieve success.  Hang with like minded people.  You’re not going to be liked by everyone.  I’m not liked by everyone.  That’s alright with me! 

I’d rather attract traffic to my site with people seeking to be coached infamy areas then be the top and biggest thing on the internet. 

Has this post helped you?

Please leave a comment. 

As always GAIN THE ADVANTAGE, 

Alicia Osmera 

 

Reflections

How often do you take time to reflect on your life?

Reflecting back on progress that one has made in business,  personal growth,  love life in general can be a healthy thing to do.

It allows one to take a look back and see how far they’ve come toward obtaining their goals.

As I’ve been looking back on the past articles I’ve posted putting forth the effort, hard work and connecting with other bloggers has lead to huge improvements with my site.

For Example:

Let’s take a look at my very first post Creating Your Brand written on June 8, 2015.  One hundred and seven words, short and to the point!

No comments from any visitors.   No engagement whatsoever!  I started receiving comments and more engagement as the articles improved.  Finding the right “wording” to attract and engage others has been a learning process.

It’s All About Connections

It’s all about making connections with other like minded people. Weather they’re a constant reader, a guest blogger or just passing by.

What are you offering to the readers? Is it something to challenge their thinking? Advise on certain subjects?  Challenge your readers to engage more with you, to make those connections that matter.   Each comment,  each visit to your site boosts your confidence as a writer; as well as your blog site ratings.

Victory Is Contagious 

Have you noticed when your attending a sporting event, watching your favorite game or even olympic event on TV when the team you’re touting for wins the happiness and joy you feel from the thrill of victory?

It’s contagious!

Look around at everyone.  There laughing, smiling, just having fun engaging with the comrodare of the victory.

Well I hope reading this will help you to reflect on things in your life.

Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera